The comments.properties File
The comments.properties file is a method of implementing comments for images in which all comments for pictures within a folder are contained in a single file. Many find this easier than having separate files for each comment.
A comments.properties file can be generated in many ways:
The format of a comments.properties file
A comments.properties file is a text file that consists of lines of text that end with a carriage return. The format of each line is ‘image_file_name=desired_comment’. It can be edited with any text-processor. For example, for the image shown in the screenshot, the comments.properties file would have this entry:
IMG_2684.jpg=A gift from Grandma
All the comments for images within a given folder are placed in the same comments.properties file.
Placement of a comments.properties file
A comments.properties file operates at the folder level. That is, the comments.properties file must be placed in the folder of images for which one wishes to provide comments. If the comment editor built in to jAlbum’s Edit tab is used, the comments.properties files are placed in the correct locations.
By using the user interface on the jAlbum Main window, one can directly enter comments for each picture and the appropriate comments.properties file will be created and placed in the proper location. Follow these steps: